Dragon Separates from Falcon 9 Rocket

The uncrewed Dragon spacecraft has separated from the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket, continuing on its journey to the International Space Station. The company’s 23rd cargo resupply mission will deliver more than 4,800 pounds of science experiments and research, crew supplies, and hardware to the orbiting laboratory.

Dragon is scheduled to arrive at the space station on Monday, Aug. 30, at approximately 11 a.m. The spacecraft will autonomously dock to the station’s Harmony module, while Expedition 65 Flight Engineers Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur of NASA monitor its arrival.

Dragon is expected to spend about a month attached to the space station before autonomously undocking and returning to Earth, splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean with about 4,200 pounds of research and return cargo.